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  • Reunion Motorcycle Ride

    Just checking to see if there is enough interest to organize a ride on Friday 7/9/2004. I have already contacted Harley in Reno and asked about a discount. I am thinking that since Friday has only one scheduled program (golf tournament) and is the day for the squadron dinners it would be an appropriate time for a ride. I have been told that a ride to Virginia City (site of Bonanza) and Lake Tahoe could easily be accomplished in the 6 hour rental time for the bikes. If you have interest, please let me know. This is not a Popasmoke sponsered event. I like to ride, I have ridden in the last 8 Rolling Thunders, and would love to see the West on a 2 wheeled convertible!!!!!

    I would hope to get 20 people to ride that day.

    Larry

  • #2
    Count me in! Any ride in the summer around the Lake Tahoe area is worth taking. I'd suggest meeting at the Reno Hilton or a local coffee shop at a designated time and picking a place around the lake to head to for breakfast.

    FYI I'll be riding to the Pop A Smoke Reunion on my 1982 GL1100 Goldwing Interstate. So far (for the Honda folks) I haven't found a dealer that rents Hondas in the Reno area, but I'll keep looking for a motorcycle renter that can give us rental choices other than Harleys.

    If I find such an outfit I'll come back here with an additional posting and the scuttlebutt.

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    • #3
      Tahoe Ride

      Larry, you are 100% right on regardng the beauty of a ride from Reno to Lake Tahoe. Especially in the month of July. It can be accomplished well within in the alloted time.
      For those that do not ride a bike, they could take the car and make a day at the Ponderosa Ranch and a Lake Tahoe cruise. Both could be done in plenty of time and still be back for a squadron dinner.

      S/F GARY ALLS
      HMM-263 '66-'67

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      • #4
        "Reno Ride"

        Larry,

        Sounds great! I haven't ridden a bike in 20+ years...ah, do they rent 'em with training wheels???
        Joseph "Jake" Jacobs
        HMM-262 Combat Helicopter Association

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        • #5
          REUNION MC RIDE

          COUNT ME IN ALSO, PLANNED TO RIDE DOWN FROM VANCOUVER, WA. WAS GOING TO RIDE MY 98 HONDA AERO BUT TRADED IT IN FOR A 04 YAMAHA ROAD STAR. SO NEED TO GET SOME BREAK IN MILES ON IT , RIDING IN THE RAIN IS SO MUCH FUN. LOOKING FORWARD TO THE TRIP DOWN, MY WIFE WILL BE RIDING DOWN ALSO, SHE HAS AN 1100 YAMAHA V STAR.
          Semper Fi
          John A. Urban
          1stSgt USMC (ret)

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          • #6
            Reunion MC Ride

            Sounds like a plan. Count me in.

            John, how do you like your 04 Road Star? I ride a 2000 Road Star Silverado. Great bike. Rides like a Harley Fat Boy, except no oil slick and stuff does not fall off.

            Tim Bastyr

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            • #7
              Reunion Motorcycle Ride for Experienced Riders ONLY

              Just a heads up to all you folks thinking about joining Larry Zok and I for the Reunion Motorcycle Ride ... you need to be an experienced rider that can handle small, narrow, windy mountain roads with uphills and downhills and 15MPH first and second gear turns. It's a beautiful ride around Lake Tahoe but demanding.

              Semper Fi, Marines!

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              • #8
                reunion motor cycle ride

                sounds like the kind of riding we do up here, around Mt. St. Helens then up and over to Mt, Ranier - 350 miles + just for a hamburger at eagle crest and a piece of pie at spiffies on the way home.

                SEMPER FI

                JOHN URBAN
                VMO-2, 65-66
                Semper Fi
                John A. Urban
                1stSgt USMC (ret)

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                • #9
                  Harley Display

                  I thought any of the people interested in the ride would also like to know that the Reno National Automobile Museum will be having a special showing of Harley-Davidson cycles from various eras during our Reunion time. The museum is located in downtown Reno about 5 minutes from the Hilton.

                  HMM-163 is having their squadron dinner at the musuem on Friday evening after it closes to the public.

                  Semper Fi,

                  Bernie Gordon
                  Co-coordinator HMM-163

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                  • #10
                    reunion bike ride in reno

                    I am writing for my husband James Mincey, HML-167. He couldn't get his log in to work. We are very interested in the bike ride.
                    Count us in.
                    Melanie Mincey
                    James "Steve" Mincey

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                    • #11
                      Posting this for John:
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                      Hi guys, This e-mail is going out to anyone that might be nterested in riding their bikes from Memphis,TN to Reno for the reunion. We would probably leave the 3rd or 4th of July & ride 300 to 400 miles a day to get there. Larry Zok wants to do a ride around Lake Tahoe Friday while we are in Reno. We might ride over to see the CA. redwoods after the reunion & then head back eastbound. If anyone thinks they want to join us just give me an e-mail or call me at 901-751-8655. Hopefully the webmasters can splash this out to the membership also. Looking forward to the ride.

                      Semper Fi,

                      John Trainor
                      jktrainor@compuserve.com

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                      • #12
                        Reno Ride

                        Listen UP!!!

                        Just got off the phone with HD of Reno. They have 10 bikes left to rent for the 9th and to his knowledge, there are no other bike rental places in Reno. They have 2 Heritage Soft Tails, 1 Duece, 1 Night Train, 1 Fat Boy, 2 Dyna Wide Glides, 1 Lowrider and 2 Road Kings. They said that we could do the ride to Lake Tahoe and the Ponderosa at Incline Village by 1500, even leaving at 0900 from HD of Reno. I am getting really excited about this. Hope that there a number of you "riding in" for the reunion.

                        Larry

                        PS - Phone number for Reno HD is 775.329.2913 and ask for Sal.
                        Last edited by Larry Zok; 03-22-2004, 17:55.

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                        • #13
                          motorcycle ride on 7/9

                          Hello,
                          Not sure if I can commit or not, but am interested in the cost of motorcycle rental and what necessary work is needed.
                          Pete Greene VMO-6

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                          • #14
                            Rental Rates

                            The rates at HD Reno go from $95/6 Hrs to $135/6 Hrs with a $1,000 deposit on a major credit card. You can call Sal at the number shown in the earlier notam. There is also a place at the Hilton that is opening this month, but they want a $3,000 deposit. Little too rich for me!!

                            SF

                            Larry

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                            • #15
                              Reunion Motorcycle Ride

                              Since my wife and I are coming to the Reunion on our ride, a trip around Lake Tahoe sounds like a lot more fun than golf (I never have figured out which end of that club to use). Where can we find out the details, such as where to meet, what time to start, etc.

                              Semper Fi

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